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Swiss-American keyboardist Greg Manning is in the Smooth Jazz scene perfectly at home. He worked as musical director with Jonathan Butler and also performed with Brian McKnight, Kirk Whalum, Will Downing, Richard Elliot, Gerald Albright, Chante Moore, Mindi Abair and many more.            
 

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Grammy nominated pianist and composer Manuel Valera continues to churn out ear candy. Having recently collaborated with his father, Manuel Valera Sr. and released a solo piano set, hes back with his band, New Cuban Express, for their third venture, In Motion (Criss Cross Jazz, 2014)

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Just appeared on my radar screen is saxophonist ShaShaty. He started his solo career  with his self-titled debut album in 1993, followed by Voices In My Head, From Me to You (2008), Come Together (2011), and It's My Pleasure (2013). His 6th album Brighter Day will be released on March 3, 2015.           

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Earth, Wind & Fire is combining elements of funk, jazz, rock, and soul into an evolving form of fusion. With these many interfaces and their incredible stage presence, the group has become a legend in music history. In 2014 Maurice White, the founder of EWF, relaunched his label Kalimba Music, which was home of so many recordings of his group and supported musicians.

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Kim Scott is one of the most sought-after classical and jazz flutists in the United States. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, she burst onto the jazz scene in 2011 with her debut CD "Crossing Over". The record made it to the Billboard and Smoothjazz.com charts, bringing her worldwide visibility. 

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There are a few instruments in the Funk/Jazz-Genre, which are very unusual as a lead-instrument. One of them is definitely the electro-violin, here played by Darrell "D-Funk" Looney.

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